The Chicago Bulls' playoff hopes were dashed away on Saturday afternoon when Derrick Rose tore his ACL and was deemed out for the rest of the season.
Without Rose, the Bulls don't have a shot to win the NBA title or even get past the Miami Heat. Last season in the Eastern Conference finals, the Miami Heat dominated the Bulls in five games, and that was with Rose.
Just imagine how badly the Heat will steamroll past the Bulls now that they're without Rose.
Actually, it'll be difficult to imagine those two teams playing against each other because quite honestly, the Bulls may hit a major roadblock in the second round if they play the Boston Celtics.
The Bulls will get past the Sixers. Their defense is simply too strong, and Philadelphia does not have any firepower as a No. 8 seed.
However, after the first round, the Bulls playoff season could abruptly come to an end.
The Boston Celtics are a stingy defensive team that has a plethora of experience. Like the Bulls, they make their living on the defensive side of the ball. The two teams are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in terms of points allowed per game. The Bulls allowed 88.2 ...
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